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What Happens to a Tax Refund in California Bankruptcy

Those caught between the pinch of filing income tax form timely as well as dealing with a bankruptcy definitely can claim the title of being stuck between a “rock and a hard place.” The most common question that comes up in these situations tends to revolve around what happens with a tax refund if one is due based on the filings for the previous year. Normally, a California bankruptcy is filed in Federal court with some California rules applied, meaning ones entire financial picture has to be reorganized and cleared. Note that when a person files for bankruptcy it is......

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Financial uncertainty is something that millions of people are currently facing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Those families and individuals that were living paycheck to paycheck or doing a balancing act to stay ahead may have very well fallen behind on critical payments. While waiting for economic stimulus plans or other one time payments might help in the short term, we are currently dealing with a long term problem that does not look like it is going to ease up any time soon. This leaves groups of people that are out of work......

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chapter 7 bankruptcy papers

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is considered the best last-ditch choice for consumers who are experiencing financial difficulties. Bankruptcy offers a fresh start and the possibility of liquidating debt. It’s important to understand the trade-off, though. Even though it offers a clean slate, a bankruptcy involves costs both in terms of the cost to file as well as the way it affects your credit score. There are unique situations where Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be the best choice in your situation. Debtors may file bankruptcy when they are overextended on credit, when they have overwhelming and unexpected expenses,......

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All about Mortgage Loan modification

Home-ownership is at an all-time high of 65.1%, but that rate is also linked to mounting mortgage costs. Americans hold an estimated $10 trillion in mortgage debt for a family residence. The average mortgage for first-time homeowners is $260,386, but the combined cost of the mortgage, utilities, and insurance can range upwards of $1,500. While the mortgage payment may be a stretch during “normal” circumstances, a financial difficulty can lead you with few options. It could be something as simple as a medical emergency, death or injury in the family, or a......

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Can a client himself file for bankruptcy?

Before we find out, how a client can file for bankruptcy himself, let’s get a better understanding of this subject for better clarity. Well, we all know that debt can be extremely frightening and can give you sleepless nights. But, don’t worry; there are legal ways to get you out of trouble and harassment that you might face from various creditors or investors. Circumstances for filing bankruptcy may vary depending on an individual basis. So let’s have a read! When an individual files for bankruptcy, they legally confirm that they are unable......

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750 credit score

One of the biggest questions, when you’re considering bankruptcy, is how it will affect your credit score, particularly if it’s a 750. You can recover your 750 credit score if or when you file for bankruptcy. First, though, it’s important to understand how your bankruptcy affected your credit score both in the short- and long-term. Fortunately, there are also solutions in Debt relief Ventura County has to offer. There are a number of steps you can and should take to recover your 750 credit score after you’ve filed for bankruptcy. Check Your Credit......

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bankruptcy affects on Credit score

Bankruptcy is a hotly debated topic for several reasons. So far this year, more than 50,000 Americans have filed for bankruptcy in the state of California. Across the US, that adds up to more than half a million people who turn to bankruptcy. The most common reasons that Americans pursue bankruptcy are because of medical debt, job loss, credit card misuse, divorce, and unexpected expenses. It may seem like the only option, but you must also consider the long-term ramifications of your decision. How will bankruptcy affect your future or affect your......

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Creditors Rights

Filing for bankruptcy offers you relief from debt when you are not able to pay it due to a certain reason. It puts a stay on your assets, meaning that your creditors will not be able to deduct any amount of money from your bank account or go after your assets. But it doesn’t relieve you from the debt altogether. You still owe it and are legally responsible to pay it either partially or fully depending on the court order. Besides, it also limits your options for getting a loan at the......

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What is difference between Chapter 7, 11 and 13?

If you’re contemplating bankruptcy, it can be a stressful and frustrating time. You may not know where to turn, which type of bankruptcy to consider, or who you can trust. That’s why we, at Nathan A. Berneman, APC in Los Angeles, CA, offer a full and comprehensive consultation to help you better understand your situation and what your options are. Here’s a quick overview of the most common bankruptcy types, and how you might qualify. What qualifies you for Chapter 11?Chapter 11 is also known as a “reorganization” bankruptcy. In most cases,......

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